From humble beginnings in 1970, KBEM-FM has become the most powerful and longest-lasting radio station owned by a Minnesota school district, and one of the nation’s leading broadcast voices for jazz. Explore the people, places and events that have shaped KBEM’s first 50 years in this audio series.
In 1989 KBEM partnered with the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Hear a supercut of PSAs about road safety that aired in 1995! Made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.